Hamilton, Ontario â€“ April 20, 2016 â€“ As April is Earth Month, REfficient recognizes that it is important to celebrate achievements, particularly of its champions. This year, Cogeco Connexion is acknowledged as an eco leader.
REfficient enables companies to be efficient with resources through their reduce-reuse-recycle concept. Products and materials that are reusable to others are sold, while the balance is recycled responsibly. As a result, companies get access to other businessâ€™ surplus inventory and materials, which can save a lot of money and get access to hard-to-find products.
Founded in 2010, REfficient now has a customer base in 14 countries that reused over 65,000 products in 2015. In 2016, REfficient has opened a warehouse store to give the broader public the ability to reuse products and materials outside of the traditional industries and uses, outside of the industries where they came from.
In the last three years, Cogeco has topped the Waste Diversion Champions list, diverting more than 100,000lbs annually from landfill through resale for reuse and recycling. They have also demonstrated an ongoing commitment to measure their sustainability stats and report on it both to the highest levels with their company and externally to customers and other stakeholders. â€śCogeco is a great example of a sustainability leader. They care about it, include it in their processes and value the statistics. If only all other companies could be as forward-thinking like Cogeco,â€ť says Stephanie McLarty of REfficient.
Working alongside partners like Cogeco, REfficient continues to support innovative ways that take the reduce-reuse-recycle and make a broad positive impact. A portion of proceeds from the product coming in through the Community Investment Program streamis donated to non-profits that address sustainability, entrepreneurship, and the local community. For Earth Day 2016, REfficient has made financial and product donations to Good Shepherd and Wildlife Preservation Canada.
REfficientâ€™s transactional marketplace is built on a â€śtriple-winâ€ť model, providing large companies a trusted and efficient way for deriving value from surplus inventory, while offering buyers reliable, often new equipment at savings of 20-50% over traditional sources. This innovative new green model benefits everyone by reducing waste and increasing resource efficiency. You can follow REfficient at @REfficient and www.facebook.com/REfficient.